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THE AltGUS, AVEDNESDAT, MOVEIBER 30, 189.
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Highest of all in Leavening Power.
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Wednesday, Notembkh 30, 1892.
RELIC OF THE AVAIL
Dynamite Uncovers a Steam
boat With a History.
SUNK BY GUERILLAS IN MISSOURI.
Tke River Bnries Her and Now She Re
appears to Recall an Interesting Inci
dent Some Rare Old A'hisky In the
Hall With the Skeleton of the Ill-Fatrd
Captain llow Itosecrans Came Down on
the Townspeople for Indemnity.
RocnEPOKT, Mo., Nov. SO. A remarka
ble discovery has been made by wctrkmen
blasting out the western entrance of the
Rocheport tunnel on the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas railroad, who have unearthed
part of the old government supply boat
BufTington, sunk by Anderson's guerrillas
in 1864. Tradition has it that there was a
considerable amount of treasure in the old
craft when it went down, and as a result
half of the population of the town is dig
ging about the wreck. In war time the
Missouri river flowed over the land where
the tunnel now begins, but the constant
changes to which the course of this uncer
tain stream is subject left this spot far re
moved from water.
' Dynamite Makes a Big Bole.
The change was gradual enough, how
ever, so that no effort was made to locate
the wreck after the waters first closed
over it, and as time went on all thought
of the sunken boat was forgotten. It so
happened that just at the edge of the tun
nel, a few feet down, a big ledge of stone
was encountered by the railway workmen.
A heavy charge of dynamite was fired and
tons of rock went skyward. A huge, wedge
shaped block of flint limestone, weighing
a ton or more, landed upon a sand bank,
and disappeared, leaving a hole fully the
size of a hogshead. I'lanks were placed
upon the treacherous gronnd.
And Unearths the Old Steamer.
Captain Lynch, superintendent of the
work, walked out, put a ladder into tha
bole and descended, returning with the in
formation that a boat hull was just be
neath the sand and that the stone had
broken through its well rotted timbers,
lie set a crew of men at work in shoveling
back the sand and exposed to view a por
tion of the old vessel. A brief investiga
tion resulted in the discovery of various
articles which identified the hull beyond
question as that of the BufTington. The
work on the tunnel was at once abandoned
and that of unearthing the old steamir
prosecuted with vigor. Almost the first
thine the searchers encountered was five
barrels of whisky in prime condition, hav
ing evidently been improved, if anything,
by its long absence from light and air.
SKELETON OF THE CAPTAIN
round Stretched at Fall Length Inxide
Scattered about the boat were eleven
rusty gun barrels, while twenty-three re
volvers were discovered in the remains of
what had evidently been an arms chest.
Stretched at full length inside the old hull
was the skeleton of a man, a bullet hole
in the skull, indicating how death had
come to him. An old silver tobacco box
lay by the side of the bones, on which was
engraved "Thomas AVuterman." From this
it is believed that the skeleton is that of
Thomas Waterman, the captain of the ill
fated Iluffin'ton, who was killed at the
time his vessel was sunk. This is all of im
portance the searchers discovered, the only
other relics found being some knives.forks,
spoons and plates.
The Attack on the Bnffington.
As about half of the hull is below the
present low water level it will require
much pumping in order to enable the ex
plorers to recover everything within it. The
discovery of the wreck recalls an incident
which several residents here have cause to
remember. This place entertained the
liveliest sort of sympathy for the Southern
Conlederacy. Even Bill Anderson's guer
rillas, whose deeds of wantonness and cruel
ty ranked with those of Quantrell, found
xuiuiy friends here. Of this the 'federal
torcei in Missouri were well aware.
They Heard from "Old Rosy."
When Anderson and bis men attacked
and sunk the BufUngton near this place
Cieneral Rosecrans levied an assessment
of $10,000 on this township for the benefit
cf Captain Waterman's mother and sisters,
who were dependent on him for support.
Dollars were not very plentiful here in
16M, us between the raids of friend and foe
the inhabitants bad lost everything that
was not nailed down or concealed. "Old
Rosy," however, had a habit of enforcing
bis orders that was well understood.
U ope for Indemnification.
The citizens seeing something must be
done sent a committee of St. Louis to see
him. Their mission was successful to the
extent of getting the assessment reduced to
$5,000, which was paid. The descendants
of the men who paid that assessment are now
among those searching about the wreck,
thinning that perhaps in this way they
may secure a partial equivalent for the
cash tuuir ancestors paid Uncle bum.
Harrison's Ohio Plurality.
Columbus, Nov. 3o. The plurality of
Hurnson over Cleveland in Ohio, as of
ficially announced, is 1,072. S. M. Taylor's
plurality for secretary of state is 1,089 and
no candidate on the Republican ticket has
3,000 plurality. The vote of the presiden
tial candidates is as follows: Harrison,
405,16.-; Cleveland, 404,115; Bid well, 26,012;
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Seduction of Puddlers' Wages.
Pottstown, Ta., Nov. 30. A notice was
posU'd Monday at the works of the Potts
town Iron company that from Dec. 12 the
wages of puddlers would be reduced from
10 to Ki. 75 per toll. In J8G6 to.CO per ton
was paid at the works to puddlers for the
surnc work that they are now to receive
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
COMBINED TO GET THE STUFF.
Half a Dozen Toledo City Fathers Sen
tenced. Toledo, O., Nov. 30. Yesterday six
former members cf the Toledo city council
were sentenced by Judge Harmon to pay a
fine 'of $250 and costs each, and t i stand
committed to the workhouse until said fine
and costs are paid. The accused men were:
William ,1. Gill, Charles Neuendorf,
Frank C. Tanner, Benjamin O. Manches
ter, John Daly and George M. Do ter. Of
this number, two, Tanner and Neuendorf
plead guilty, and the others were tried and
I'ut Vp a Job on the Boodlers.
Jjast May the Pluto Oil compan, of this
city, petitioned the city council for tn ordi
nance to lay an oil pipe line. These men,
with five others, formed a combination to
get some "stuff for voting for tie ordi
nance and after it had passed the b ard of
aldermen these busy counciluien visited
the Pluto company's office one at .1 time,
soliciting a bribe of $5,500 as the Trice of
their votes. Thanks to prearrangements
a reporter was concealed in the roc m and
took down what the boodlers said. This
was used in evidence.
Got Off Very Lightly.
Ransom P. Swaine, one of the i idicted
members, turned state's evidence and
saved himself. The sentence is a grt at sur
prise, as everybody expected the men would
get at least two years' imprisonment. The
men all paid their fines and costs and are
now left to fight down the consequences of
their .own rascality.
RAILWAYS WIN A VICTORY.
A Freight Association Declared Accord
ing to Law.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 30. Railroads won
a sweeping legal victory in the United
States circuit court here yesterday. The
attorney general of the United States had
the pins knocked completely from under
him in his fight on railroad associations.
Judge Rainer handed down a lengtl y and
exhaustive opinionvindicating the right of
the roads to form organizations and asso
ciations for the regulation of business and
the prevention of the demoralization in
Sherman Law Doesn't Apply.
lie holds that by the organization of
such associations the roads do jnotTnc cessa
rily monopolize.nor attempt to monojtolize,
nor combine nor conspire to grasp any part
of the trade or commerce among the sev
eral states. By the organization of such
associations they do not in any way relin
quish any of their rights or franchises as
individual corporations, and even if they
did that the Sherman anti-trust law does
not in any sense apply to common earners.
The suit was begun some days ago bp At
torney General Miller against the Traus
Missouri Freight arsociation.
ROBEED A TRIO OF GIRLS.
George Kohn Leaves Denver L'nder a Dark
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 30. A few days ago
it was noised about that George A. Kohn,
a prominent Denver attorney, had myster
iously disappeared. His friends silenced
the rumors by saying that he was a jsent
on a business trip. Yesterday it was dis
covered that Kohn left debts aggregating
$100,000 due to numerous Denver parties,
who believe he has left for good. The
worst sufferers are the three daughters of
the late Mr. Gillman. Kohn managed for
them the estate of their father, worth be
tween $50,000 and $70,000.
Asked to Render an Account.
He was asked to give an account of this
estate, and to avoid doing so he left 1 3wn.
To some people he said he was goin to Bra
zil, and to others to Europe. Among other
losers are the Denver National bank, from
which he borrowed $1,000, and Dr. Tauber,
who loaned him $7,000. M. B. Leavitt, the
Chicago theatrical manager, is also out a
large sum. Although it is generally be
lieved that John was very wealthy the
records fail to show any property ia his
The Money Arrived Too Late,
San Diego, Cala., Nov. 30. yesterday
morning, as the gardener of the Iiotel
del Coronado was making bis rounds, he
saw the dead body of a young woman
prostrate on the stone step near theh jtel.
The body has been out in the rain all nisrlit.
The.woman had shot herself through the
brain. The body was identified as that of
Miss L. Anderson Bernard, who hid a
arrived on Nov. 24 from Det-oit,
Mich. She had been suffering from ca icer
in the Btomach, was here alone, and a day
or two ago telegraphed to friends for
money, which did not arrive until yester
day morning after ber dead body was
Went Out Slaughtering Snipe.
Exmobe, Va., Nov. 30. Having leen
forced to abandon the prearranged plan to
spend the entire day in gunning for duck.
President-elect Cleveland, went out u pon
the beach shortly before noon yester lay
for the purpose of shooting snipe. The
long billed little birds were found in g-eat
numters and Mr. Cleveland succeeded in
bagging I'M snipes in a little over an ho lr's
time. Of these 5,'i were brought down at
one spot. Four black ducks which left the
water and flew over the beach also fell vic
tims to the fowling piece of the president
elect. Served Him Perfectly Right.
ALTON, Ills., Nov. 30. A well-to-do fa -trier
residing at Godfrey, three miles wesl of
here, went to Chicago last week and
returned Monday badly disfigured i.nd
without a cent on his person. It turns mt
that he went to the city to make an inv.-st-ment
in green goods. He met his appoint
ment and completed the deal, but was
sandbagged and robbed before he got av ay
with the goods.
Fleadiug for Ballot-Box Staffers.
TBENTON, N. J., Nov. 30. The court of
pardons yesterday listened, to an appeal
from Allen L. McDermott, chairman of
the state Democratic committee, for the
pardon or parole of thirty-five ballot-l ox
stuffers now serving time in the state pris
on. He said they were nearly all promi
nent niep and had suffered enough.
Another Death in the White
LEV. EE. SCOTT PASSES 1TGM LIFE.
He Sivks to Kti-mal Sleep, at the Ripe Arc
of 03. With Most of His Relatives at His
Bedside A Sfcetch of His Life and Char
acter His Success as an Educator and
Long Service in That Professionl With
Its Accontplidhmeuts hit House
Washington, Nov. 30 Rev. Dr. John
Witherspoon Scott, the venerable father-in-law
of President Harrison, died yester
day afternoon at 4:1c) o'clix'k at the aire of
v,s years, lie died
in the executive
mansion, w here he
went with his
daughter and soil
in law when they
madeit 'luirhrn: .
Dr. foil's illness
was of short dura-
sjCtion. He went to
the party that ac-
iffl compauied Mrs.
Harrison s re-
EE. SCoTT. ninirs. Heborethe
fctigue of the trip very well and returned
V Washington in hi.-j usual health. On
Fat ui day, Nov. 18, he caught cold and was
compelled to go to bed aud place himself
under the doctor's care. At 6 o'clock yes
terday morning he was perfectly rational
and held a short conversation with Lieu
tenant Parker, who had been sitting up
with him. At C:30 the family was called
to the bedside, as the nurse thought he was
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men passing away.
They remained in the room until 7 nYlnek
and then left, fhe patient having made an
other rally. Throughout the dav. until
alxmt 2 o'clock, the family thought there
was a chance for his recovery, based upon
the great vitality shown by him. At 2
o'clock Dr. Scott again began to decline,
aud died at 4:10. There were present at
the bedside, the president, Mrs. McKee,
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Harrison, John W.
Scott, the only surviving son, and other
members of the family. The doctor says
that the immediate cause of death was ex
haustion due to old age. The funeral ser
vices win oe neia tomorrow and the re
mains will be buried Friday at Washing
ton, Pa., beside his wife and son.
Nine Deaths During the Administration.
The death of Dr. Scott matin thn
that has occurred within the family and
the attendants of the executive mansion
since the commencement of President Har
rison's administration. They were those
of Mrs. Pruden. wife of the
Major Pruden; Mrs. Scott-Lord, sister of
mrs. Marnson; airs. Halford, wife of Pri
vate Secretary Halford; the coachman; the
lamplighter, who has been employed in the
White House for a quarter of a century;
r rauit a. tot, ine telegrapb operator; Mrs.
Harrison: Caotain T)inimnr fl.w.f uK.,.
and Dr. Scott. " '
His Life at the White House.
Dr. Scott was perhaps the oldest govern
ment employe i the depart ments at Wash
ington. He had lived in the White House
for a couple of years prior to his death.
His room there was the one formerly occu
pied by Fannie Hayes and later by" Nellie
Arthur. During his stay at the White
House everything possible wae done for his
comfort. Dr. Scott had snim fluim n
distinction other than bis relationship by
marriage to me president ol the United
States. His life was sent principally in
study and thought and for many years he
enjoyed the reputation of being one of the
best educators in the west. He was a man,
too, of the highest moral character, and
despite his heavy burden of years he was
one of the most companionable as well as
popular men ia Washington, even before
his son-in law became president of the
SKETCH CF THE DOCTOR'S LIFE.
A Career Principally Devoted to Matters
- Rev. John Witherspoon Scott was born
in Beaver county. Pa., Jan. 22, 1800. He
was a son of Rev. George M. Scott, one of
the early pioneers of Scotch Presbyterian
ism in western Pennsylvania, whose father,
Colonel John Scott, resided in Northamp
ton county. Pa., on a large tract of land
deeded him by the colonial government for
valuable services rendered by him, and
which he named Xova Scotia." Colonel
Scott was somewhat conspicuous in the
state n an anient patriot during the war
of the Revolution.
ltecin His Fdueatlonal Work.
John W. Scott was graduated Rt Wash
ington college, Washington. Pa., In 1S23.
He next took a post graduate course at
Yale college, where he received his second
degree in 184. The same year he was ap
pointed professor of mathematics and nat
ural science in his alma mater, which chair
be filled for three or four years. In 1828
he resigned his professorship in Washing
ton college and accepted a similar appoint
ment in the Miami university in Oxford, O.
Here he remained until the spring of 1845,
when be removed to College Hill, near
Cincinnati, for the purpose of founding
the Farmers' college, And when it lecanie
well established Dr. Scott was invited back
to Oxford to found a female college there.
Retirement from College Life.
He accepted the invitation and remained
in Oxford ten more years until after the
female college, was built when he accepted
a professorship in Hanover college, near
Madison, lad., which chair be filled for a
number of years. After his retirement
from college life he was engaged in the
more congenial avocation of private teach
ing and preaching the gospel. In 1881 ho
accepted an appointment of a clerkship in
the mail division of the pension oflice, in
terior dapartment, feeling more happy in
having some quiet employment at the seat
of the national government than in wast
ing in idleness the later hours of his hale
Where " Carrie " and " Ben First Met.
In 1825 Dr. Scott married Miss Mary
Potts Neal. daughter of John Neal, Esq.,
at Washington, Pa. She was his loving
companion aud helpmate until she died in
1876. It was while Dr. Scott was in charge
of the Western Female seminary that Ben
jamin Harrison, a student who was taking
a course at Oxford, met and loved Carrie
Scott, the daughter of the professor.
Sirs. Harrison's Only Sister.
The young people were married Oct. 20,
1853, aud together began the struggle of
life, which resulted eventually in their oc
cupancy of the White House. Besides Mrs.
Harrison there was another Miss Scott,
who became Mrs. Lord. She died in Wash
ington a couple of years earlier than her
distinguished sister, who has but recently
tS CRIME OF A CINCINNATI GIRL.
She Sets Fire to a House and Imperils
Cincinnati, Nov. 30. At 2 o'clock this
morning fire was discovered in a grocery
store at 572 Elm street, kept by Mrs. Sol
omon Levi. The fire department respond
ed quickly and after much difficulty suc
ceeded in taking from the building sixty
people who were sleeping when the fire was
discovered. Early last evening Mrs. Levi
left home to attend a ball, leaving her
daughter in charge of the store. The young
lady left the building about 9 o'clock, after
havingevidently made careful preparation
for burning the house.
Saved by a rolicemnn.
Waste saturated with coal oil was found
in the drawei-s and other places about the
store, and in each pile of waste was a light
ed candle so placed and timed that the
flame would reach the oil-saturated waste
about 2 o'clock. That far the plan was
successful, and only the vigilance of a po
lice officer in discovering the lire saved the
building and its inhabitants. The daugh
ter cannot be found, but Mrs. I An i has been
arrested. She is, however, too hysterical to
t ilk, although what she has said is con
firmatory of these statements.
In a great political convention held at
Montreal a vote on the form of govern
ment most favored for Canada resulted in
1,614 for national independence, &:2 for
anuexation to the United States, 364 for
colonial status, and Vi9 for imperial federa
tion. Eight thousand attended the meet
ing. A clever rascal is soliciting subscriptions
to the Weekly Chicago Post, a paper that
'Hardwme it thai handsome does, "and
if Hood's t-'arsapariila doesn't do hncd
s nT-lv then nothing docs Have you ever
I hnvi! been a great suflVrT from dry
catarrh for mny years, and I tried many
remedies, hut none did me so much bene
fit at Ely's Cream Balm. It completely
curd me. M.J. Lilly. 39 Woodward
avenue, Boston Highlands, Mass
I i h i ; k Ely's Cream Btlm is the best
remedy for catarrh lever saw. I never
took anything that relieved me so
quickly, and I have not felt so well for
a long time. I used to be troubled with
severe headaches two or three Mmes a
week. J. A. A'corn, Ac'tU P. R K.
Co., Eaton. Colo.
need the strength
ening support amd
help that comes
with Dr. Pierce's
tion. It lesMns
the pains and bur
dens of child
of f sprins:. and
promotes an abundant secretion of nourish
ment on toe pan oi trie motner. it is an in-
ngoratmg tome mads especially for women.
Harmless in any condition ol tna
female system, as it regulates and promotes
all the natural functions and never conflicts
The " Prescription " builds up, strengthens,
and cures. In all the chronic weaknesses and
disorders that afflict women, it is guaranteed
to benefit or cure, or the money is refunded.
For every case of Catarrh which they can
not cure, the proprietors of Ir. Sage s Ca
tarrh Remedy agree to pay $500 in cash.
You're cured" by its mild, soothing, cleans
ing, and healing properties, or you re paid.
Catarrh and kindred disc oei treated at the nni
foinratcof -Oamenih. niedicim s free. Kor all
otl er dUc-pep the rarec will be low and uniform,
ar.din pmportii n to the actnal cott if the medi
AH pa lents appljirp fcr treatment at theScrtt
Med ml Institute before Dec, 10. will be treat
el tktil crBFD at the uniform rate of f5 per
numth. Kemembvr this rate on'y holde good ul
ul Dec 10. iSifl.
The 85-a-nii.nth-card hss been cxtendcd.for this
Durirtc the limit of the rard, which expired
?iov. 20ih, and which waf only good for ten days,
there were adn ittd for treatment 87 new cag. s.
Three days of that time, Tr. Wilpon, onr Medi
cal Director, was unable to be at the rfflce, and
part'es who called conld noi be treated. To give
thee parties a fsir chance, the time has been ex
tended to Bee. 10, 1S92.
Mr. Phullene has a fiw cosc'pe remarks to
Am I sorr took treatment at the Scott Medical
Institute? No. sir. but I had tried so many curej
that I did not snppoee there was any "real cure'
for catarrh. I now fitd I was bap.Uy mictakea
No. 415 11th street, Mollne, 111.
"I am occupied in the factory of Barnard &
Leap, autb street. Moline. 111., ana am IS years of
age. j oe aigei.se i aa exifteii for tne past Bve
years and I eappoee the symptoms were those of
ordinary ratarh I wonld hve severe headack
overmy eyes, aud I faund it difficult to breathe,
my nose beinit stoipd up and a constant dis
charge into my throat. I had i ain through my
1udk8, and couth, d np a yellow, stringy mucus. I
wu axing oio, ana mis would nuke m
disere worse. an mi thro&L won A h r
bad night sweat-, and I was letting discouraged.
How lone hau I been under treatment? Not quite
one month, and all mv trouble has stoDnaif
that I da noi require any more treatment. I can
not too strongly a ge anyone milarly affected to
ai'ply for treatment, as 1 am perfectly satu-ied
wiui mj cue.
Scott Medical Institute,
221 Brady Bt-, Davenport, low
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8pecial engacement of the Distinguished American Trs,v? !iHn
Supported by a Powerful
in bis grand and
Prices-25. 50, 75 and $1.00.
IN THE CITY.
At never before
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809Jand 1811 Second Avenue.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fall and Winteb Goods are now DAVENPORT,
In. Bemember we are Ehowing the largest and most varied
assortment of Domestic and Imfoetet goods in the three
cities. Suits made to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
sers made to your measure $ 5 to $12.
We will occupy our new
and Twenty-third St., and
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
! CLOAKS! Cleats
We cant help talking about 'em; they are
going this weather like hot cakes.
A Special Sale this Week.
2500 fine stylish garments, with and without fur,
at $28.50, 22.50, 18.00,
7.50, 6.75 and 5.95.
You will save at least $4 to
$10 on each garment you
buy from us.
Millinery Alwavs the
best at the lowest Drices.
' We are the People.
Company of LasiUmate Arties,
great impersonation of
Sents on sale at Harper House
finest line of-
heard of prices
store, cor. of Fifth avenue
will be known as the !
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' 14 W. Second Street. DAVEHPDRT, IOWA-
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